Lieut. H. B Savory, ADC. 78th Highlanders, veteran of the Indian Mutiny when he served in the 90th Light Infantry


Lieutenant Henry Brown Savory, A.D.C., 78th (Highland) Regt. of Foot, Ross-shire Buffs, formerly of the 90th Light Infantry. A good carte de visite by Mayer Brothers, 133 Regent St. London showing the officer full length wearing frock coat and riding boots. He wears the early style of large medal ribbon for the Indian Mutiny medal. Although the contemporary identifcation on the verso gives the post nominal initials for an aide de camp we have not been able to discover  for certain to whom he was an ADC, although the details below suggest it was to a FF commander in the Mutiny. His rank in the photograph suggests it was taken before 1864.     may25/2

Henry Brown Savory [b. 1837] was commissioned ensign in October 1855, lieutenant Sept 1857, captain Jan 1864. He disappears from the army list by 1874 but Hart’s Army List 1868 records his services as: Captain Savory served with the 90th Lt. Inf. during the Indian campaign of 1857-59, advanced with Havelock’s column from Cawnpore on the 19th Sept., and was present a the actions of Mungarwar, Oonan, Buseerutgunge, capture of the Alumbagh, and the several actions resulting in the relief and sebsequent defence of Lucknow (wounded), was at the storming of the Engine House, and Hiru Khana; served under Outram throughout the operations at the Alumbagh from Nov. 1857 to March 1858, and at the final siege and capturee of Lucknow; also in the Oude campaign of 1858, and as Station Staff Officer to Col.. Smith commanding a field force (Medal with two Clasps), a year’s service for Lucknow, and Life Pension for Wounds)

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